Paul Wesley and Marlene King are teaming up for the upcoming Freeform drama, “Tapped.”
According to Entertainment Weekly, “The Vampire Diaries” actor will be producing the news series together with the creator of “Pretty Little Liars.” “Tapped” will follow the life of three graduate students who create a hookup app called Tapped that becomes an overnight sensation. But with the success of the app comes dangers that the trio would have to learn to control.
This is not the first time that Wesley and King will be working with Freeform. “Pretty Little Liars” aired on the same network for the past couple of years. After the show ended, King has also announced her return with a spinoff centered on Mona (Janel Parrish) and Alison (Sasha Pieterse).
Wesley, on the other hand, recently directed an episode of “Shadowhunters” Season 2. While filming episode 16, Wesley told TV Line that he struggled a lot because of his fever and he had to stay out in the cold for very long hours. “I had a 103 degree fever while we shot all the location scenes with Dom Sherwood and Kat McNamara. I was physically destroyed by the flu by the time we got to the cabin, which we shot towards the end of the run, so I was just happy to be inside,” he said.
Meanwhile, Wesley is best known for his role in The CW series, “The Vampire Diaries,” where he played the role of Stefan Salvatore. The show wrapped up in March and saw Stefan dying just after he tied the knot with Caroline (Candice Accola-King). Even though fans were displeased at the character’s death, Wesley said that he was on board with executive producer Julie Plec’s decision.
“It was something I was really hoping for. I’d put in a good word, because I felt it needed to end that way. I thought he really needed to die. It was important poetic justice for all the bad things he’d done. He was a murderer ultimately. He’d found so much redemption, yet was still tormented. For me, him making the ultimate sacrifice was a great way to say goodbye,” he told TV Line.